Nick Smyth will provide support to local farmers wanting to lift hay and silage quality.

Nick Smyth will provide support to local farmers wanting to lift hay and silage quality.

Expert fodder advice available from new Biostart manager

Expert advice available from new Biostart manager

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Leading agriculture biotechnology company Biostart has announced the appointment of Nick Smyth as Forage Preservatives Sales Manager based in South Australia.

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Leading agriculture biotechnology company Biostart has announced the appointment of Nick Smyth as Forage Preservatives Sales Manager based in South Australia to provide advice and support to farmers and growers looking to maximise their fodder preservation and lift hay and silage quality.

Nick said he decided to join Biostart because he had had prior experience with BioStart's biological fodder products, HayKing and SilageKing, and knew how effective they were.

"I knew they reliably create good hay and silage - they're also easy to use and keep the temperature of bales down," he said.

"One of the things customers like about SilageKing and HayKing is that they can take a break for a couple of days and start up again without having to throw away the rest of the product.

"That means no wastage and you can work out the amount of forage you have made from your in-cab monitor."

Reliability: Biostart products are easy to use, and keep the temperature of bales down.

Reliability: Biostart products are easy to use, and keep the temperature of bales down.

Nick said HayKing works by reducing the growth of the yeasts and fungi that use up feed energy, heat bales and produce mycotoxins, while SilageKing activates the beneficial ensiling bacteria in grass and cereal forage while reducing spoilage yeasts and fungi.

"Unlike other products, Biostart's have no live bacteria, which means the product remains stable and can be stored easily, and they don't corrode machinery or sting your skin," Nick said.

HayKing advantages:

  • Inhibits spoilage moulds and yeasts
  • Does not contain live bacteria
  • Safe and easy to apply
  • Suitable for domestic and export hay - nil witholding
  • Reduces losses in dry matter and quality
  • Increases baling window
  • Can be used with hay steamers
  • Been used for 10+ years in Australia

SilageKing advantages:

  • Easy to use straight from the drum
  • Doesn't need refrigerating
  • Contains no live microbes
  • Activates beneficial lactic acid and acetic acid bacteria
  • Inhibits spoilage moulds and yeasts
  • Reduces losses in dry matter and quality
  • Cows prefer it

Find out more by contacting Nick on 1800 359 559 or visiting www.biostart.com.au

BioStart is a leading New Zealand biotechnology company specialising in microbial activators and fermentation extracts for use in agricultural and horticultural products. Our products' unique technology uses a blend of beneficial enzymes, bacteriocins, signal molecules and secondary metabolites delivering rapid results. BioStart has a diverse product range including grass grub control, rumen modifiers, plant immune stimulators and soil microbial activators. All our technology and products are developed, trialled and produced in New Zealand in close partnership with local farmers and growers to provide effective and innovative ways to promote farming and horticulture productivity.

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